Honda City Facelift Likely To Get LED Headlamps; Early-2017 Launch On Cards

  • Dec 26, 2016
LED lights are primarily used in secondary lighting applications on vehicles such as DRLs, turn indicators or tail lights. Advancement in lighting technology has however allowed carmakers to use LED lighting setup as main lamps in cars replacing the HID or widely used halogen setup. Usage of LEDs as primary lighting source is still uncommon on mainstream mass manufactured vehicles and no Indian mass carmaker is offering a full LED setup as a car's main lighting source till date. But all that is going to change very soon.

We have already reported that Maruti Suzuki will be the first mass carmaker to offer a full LED headlamp setup in the upcoming Ignis. The Ignis would be the first sub-Rs 10 lakh car to sport LED headlamps and Honda City facelift could very well be the second. Honda has revealed teaser images of the City facelift for Thailand which is expected to get LEDs as the main beam. It is being speculated that the India-spec Honda City facelift will be inspired by its Thai counterpart. Having developed LED headlamp unit for the City facelift, Honda may offer the setup in India as well.

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Besides the lighting technology, the City facelift teaser images reveal slightly tweaked front and rear lights with a chrome strip running partially on the head-light glass. Tweaked bumpers, bigger size wheels and updated entertainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are the other expected changes on the 2017 Honda City facelift.

[caption id="attachment_106493" align="aligncenter" width="650"]Honda City facelift - official teaser image of the tail light Honda City facelift - official teaser image of the tail light[/caption]

Honda plans to launch the City facelift in Thailand in January 2017 and the company may schedule the India-launch of its best-selling car in the first quarter of 2017. Competitors Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai will also roll out the Ciaz facelift and new Verna respectively which will compete against the City in the C-segment. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift is likely to be introduced in March-April 2017. The Honda City facelift is likely to remain unchanged as far as its underpinnings are concerned.

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